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Princess Cruises Begins Countdown to Inaugural Season from Port Canaveral

Princess Cruises Begins Countdown to Inaugural Season from Port Canaveral

Premium cruise line Princess will begin offering cruises from Florida’s Port Canaveral beginning in November 2024.

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One year from today, Princess Cruises will celebrate a historic event when Caribbean Princess gets ready for her first voyage from Port Canaveral, creating a new homeport for the brand in Central Florida.

On November 27, 2024, Caribbean Princess will set sail for the first time from Port Canaveral to Turks and Caicos for a four-day Thanksgiving cruise.

“With Port Canaveral being introduced as [a] new home port for us in just one year, our presence in North America expands and provides another major drive market with convenient access, as well as a multitude of flight options in and out of Orlando,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer for Princess Cruises.

“Plus, we hope many of our guests from Port Canaveral will experience Princess for the first time and discover why our cruise line is so unique, from the Princess MedallionClass experience which offers unparalleled service and personalization, to world-class dining, casual eateries, Broadway-inspired entertainment and incredible family offerings,” Thornton continued in a press release.

Related: Princess Cruises Will Homeport Caribbean Princess in Port Canaveral Starting November 2024

Caribbean Princess’ inaugural season from Port Canaveral

Running from November 2024 through April 2025, Caribbean Princess‘ inaugural season from Port Canaveral will feature 20 cruise departures to the eastern and western Caribbean, ranging in length from four to eight days. Itineraries include:

  • Thanksgiving four-day getaway voyage to Turks and Caicos (departing November 27, 2024)
  • Eastern Caribbean six-day cruises to Nassau, Grand Turk, and either Amber Cove or San Juan (departing December 9 and 23, 2024; January 6 and 20, 2025; February 3 and 17, 2025; March 3, 17, and 31, 2025)
  • Eastern Caribbean eight-day cruises to St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, and Grand Turk (departing December 1 and 29, 2024; January 26, February 23, and March 23, 2025)
  • Western Caribbean eight-day voyages to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize City, and Roatán (departing December 15, 2024; January 12, February 9, March 9, and April 6, 2025)
Caribbean Princess will homeport in Port Canaveral beginning in November 2024 (image courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Caribbean Princess offers a wide variety of staterooms and suites that accommodate up to four guests, with interconnecting staterooms available for families. The ship features a Youth and Teen Center for ages 3-17, an outdoor Movies Under the Stars screen to enjoy films and live sports games, plus quieter spaces like The Sanctuary where adult guests can unwind.

When booking, cruisers can take advantage of the inclusive Princess Plus and Princess Premier packages, which add popular amenities like Wi-Fi, beverages, fitness classes, crew gratuities, and more.

Related: Princess Plus on Princess Cruises: Can it Save You Money?

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Carrie Ann Karstunen